Jonah Hill life and biography

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Jonah Hill biography

Date of birth : 1983-12-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-19
Credited as : actor, film producer, comedian

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Jonah Hill Feldstein, known professionally as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian.

Hill was born in Mill Valley, California to a family that worked in the music business. His father, Richard, was a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. Hill was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah. He attended The Center for Early Education, Brentwood School and then Crossroads School, in Santa Monica. After graduating from high school, Hill left California to attend The New School, where he studied acting.

Like many of the actors who were fortunate to work for the successful writer/director/producer, Hill became a part of Apatow's extended stock company, going on to appear in a number of films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as a young man who really wants to buy some boots, and Knocked Up, as the buddy who suggested his friend's pregnant girlfriend get "something that rhymes with smushmortion." He also starred alongside his onetime roommate Justin Long in a variety of projects, including the college comedy Accepted.

Hill re-teamed with Apatow and company for their second major effort of summer 2007, the Greg Mottola-directed, Seth Rogen-scripted comedy Superbad, but on that occasion, Hill scored his first lead. He starred as Seth, a slightly geeky high school senior desperate for sex and suffering from some fairly serious adolescent angst. The film rang in as a blockbuster and won critical raves across the board. At about the same time, Hill signed on for a much different screen assignment (and target audience), agreeing to provide one of the voices in the animated outing Horton Hears a Who (2008). He followed that up with a small but funny role in the heartbreak comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall as a starstruck hotel worker who really, really wants a visiting rock star to listen to his demo.

Filmography:

2006: Accepted
2007: Superbad
2010: Get Him to the Greek

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